3 Ravens Players in Danger of Losing Their Starting Jobs in the 2020 NFL Season

Max Staley
Mark Ingram could be at risk of losing his starting job in 2020.
Mark Ingram could be at risk of losing his starting job in 2020. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
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In an era defined by high-flying passing attacks and prolific offenses, the Baltimore Ravens are doing things a bit differently. The team broke the all-time, single-season record for team rushing yards in 2019 (3,296), and the defense surrendered the third-fewest points per game (17.6) in the NFL.

Unfortunately, the 14-2 Ravens didn't end the season the way they had hoped, losing to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round. Baltimore wasted no time making some impactful additions to the roster, though, and that could lead to some competition for starting jobs in 2020. Here are the three Ravens that could be in danger of losing their starting jobs.

1. Mark Ingram, RB

Mark Ingram might not have the same role he did last season.
Mark Ingram might not have the same role he did last season. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Coming off one of the best seasons of his career, the 30-year-old Mark Ingram is in danger of losing his job, through no real fault of his own. Ohio State standout J.K. Dobbins miraculously fell to Baltimore toward the end of the second round, and he could compete with Ingram right away. Dobbins racked up 2,003 rushing yards and 23 total TDs with the Buckeyes in 2019, and he looks like an NFL-ready talent. If Ingram misses time due to injury again, Dobbins could end the season as Baltimore's lead back.

2. Willie Snead, WR

Willie Snead might not end the season as Baltimore's starter.
Willie Snead might not end the season as Baltimore's starter. / Will Newton/Getty Images

Willie Snead started 11 games last year, and while he was effective at times, he didn't exactly run away with the job. He only racked up 339 receiving yards, despite playing all 16 games. The run-heavy Ravens' offense uses tight ends frequently, which often limits playing time for the team's wide receivers. With a talented young trio of receivers in Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and rookie Devin Duvernay, Snead isn't a surefire bet to finish as Baltimore's No. 2 wideout.

3. Jaylon Ferguson, OLB

Jaylon Ferguson started nine games as a rookie in 2019.
Jaylon Ferguson started nine games as a rookie in 2019. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Jaylon Ferguson was a third-round pick for Baltimore in 2019, and he started nine games, appearing in 14. He didn't perform particularly well, though. He played 51 percent of the team's defensive snaps, yet only recorded 2.5 sacks and 9 QB hits. In fact, he received a poor 58.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. If Ferguson doesn't improve in year two, Tyus Bowswer and Pernell McPhee could push him for playing time.


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